Apply for a Rainforest Reporting Grant

Rainforests play a crucial role in maintaining biodiversity, regulating climate, and sustaining Indigenous communities. Rainforest reporting helps raise awareness about the importance of these ecosystems and the threats they face. The Rainforest Reporting Grant supports and builds capacity for quality, independent journalism in three key regions: the Amazon, the Congo Basin, and Southeast Asia.

This grant is an evolution of the Rainforest Journalism Fund (RJF), which was launched in 2018. Over 5 years, RJF has supported more than 300 projects and 600 journalists who produced 1,700 reports. Their impacts range from: a sanction against corporate mining activities, a policy revision on a government agriculture program in Indonesia, and international attention to widespread illegal wildlife trades.

Through the Rainforest Reporting grant, the Pulitzer Center continues to provide short-term project support to journalists reporting in rainforests, but seeks more ambitious proposals: larger in scale, and collaborative and innovative in approaches. The initiative will continue to provide resources and capacity to journalists through selective training and networking opportunities with other Pulitzer Center’s grantees and Fellows. The Rainforest Reporting grant is supported by the Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI)